Cape Town water situation improving
With decent rains finally hitting South Africa’s Western Cape this May and June, Cape Town is finally breathing a sigh of relief after suffering through its worst drought on record. The implementation of a citywide PR campaign and sever water restrictions were designed to avoid the arrival of ‘day zero’, literally running out of water.
Although the region still has a long way to go before water levels are back to normal levels, recent consistent rainfall has seen water levels rising and a more optimistic outlook for the months ahead. The city’s population has seen a flurry of water tanks installed since the crisis was announced, and the city has quickly become one of the most water conscious on Earth.
The Western Cape’s tourism and hospitality sector has implemented wide ranging water saving measures and secured alternative water sources to ensure that visitors are aware of the situation and limit their behaviours accordingly, and that the destination can stay open for business.
With strong fares to South Africa currently in the market with both Air New Zealand and Qantas to package with Eclipse Travel’s tailor-made Africa product, now is the perfect time to book your clients to South Africa and support the tourism industry in the Western Cape.
South Africa packages with Eclipse Travel:
- Grand Tour of South Africa – 50 percent off second traveller
- Southern Africa Essentials – receive up to $500 credit towards international flights
- Kruger & Victoria Falls (Escorted Tour) – 15 percent off selected 2018 departures
- Cape Town Essentials – five days from $1,081 per person
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